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Abby and Brian
November 12, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Asencio, Wilken Published in Presbyterian Magazine

The arrival of the November 15 edition of The Presbyterian Outlook magazine highlighted a memorable achievement for two University of the Ozarks senior English majors. Abby Asencio from Gentry, Ark., and Brian Wilken from Claremore, Okla., both had byline, full-page book reviews in the national magazine’s annual higher education edition. Based in Virginia, The Outlook […]

Chris Hall
June 11, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Hall Joins Faculty as Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Chris Hall, who completed his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Kansas in May, will join the University of the Ozarks faculty as an assistant professor of English, beginning the Fall 2021 Semester. “I’m thrilled to be joining the diverse and intimate community of students, faculty, and staff at University of the […]

Jake Sawyer

Sawyer Named 2020 Hurie Award Recipient

“Each man is the bard of his own existence.” – Cormac McCarthy In describing University of the Ozarks senior Jake Sawyer, one professor said, “If you combined his love of learning, writing, nature, and filmmaking, you would have Ken Burns, Walden and Thoreau with a camera.” Sawyer, an English and environmental studies major and communication minor […]

Rebecca McCarron

LENS Guides McCarron on Career Path

Rebecca McCarron just may be the ideal poster student for the University of the Ozarks’ LENS program. The senior from Covington, La., is graduating on Saturday with Magna Cum Laude honors with a major in health science and minors in English and business administration. The unique combination of disciplines is a trademark of LENS, which […]

Project Poet

Project Poet to Cap 14th Year in Homecoming Finale

By Jake Sawyer Fourteen years ago, University of the Ozarks English Professor David Strain had an idea only a mad poetry scientist could cook up. Strain and his fellow English professors were looking for a way to boost submissions to the department’s annual Falstaff literary magazine when inspiration struck from an unlikely source: the reality […]

Project Poet 2018

Dotson Crowned Poet Laureate Of Spadra Valley

Lauren Dotson, a senior English major from Harrison, Ark., took home top honors in Season 13 of the University of the Ozarks’ Project Poet competition. A total of 28 students entered the annual multi-week, fall semester competition that started in mid-September. In the following weeks, several poets went out of print until five remained, competing […]

Jack Hamilton
March 6, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Music Author To Discuss Rock And Roll, Race

Academic, author and pop music critic Jack Hamilton will discuss his recent book, “Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination,” at University of the Ozarks on Wednesday, March 28. The event, which is a part of the University’s Walton Arts & Ideas Series, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rogers Conference […]